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Where in the World: Dr. Rogers Travels: Woods Hole

US Fish and Wildlife and biologists from the state of Florida came to the Northeast Region to hold a one-day training course in Woods Hole on Manatee Strandings.  Manatees sightings and strandings are becoming more common in this region, which naturally indicates that the manatee population is increasing, global warming ismanatee stranding occurring faster then expected, and/or some manatees are just as fond of Cape Cod and we are.  While the real reason that manatees are sighted far north of their normal range is actually not known, the reality is that manatees do come here and do get into trouble.  The lectures were followed by a gross necropsy, anatomy demonstration, and clinical training at the WHOI laboratory, and this was an excellent primer for things to come.

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